Why Residents Should Preplan with Funeral Homes

By: Laura Sussman
Monday, October 15, 2018

Thinking about a potential funeral is something most people would love to avoid. The thought forces us to come to grips with our own mortality and that’s never fun. Wanting to avoid the fact of life all too often leads to denial and procrastination, but putting things off too long (until it’s too late) can add further stress in the aftermath of a death. Instead of putting your family in a tough spot after you are gone, contact a North Las Vegas, NV funeral home and work on your own funeral plans in advance. 

Does your family know what you want to happen when you pass on? They might think they do, but when the time comes, their emotions take over. They might want to give you nothing but the best in terms of final services. Perhaps all you really want is something simple and straightforward. They will have spent a lot of money on services you didn’t really want. And who knows if they can afford such services or not, since the costs can really add up. 

It’s vital to know what you want out of a funeral long before the event takes place. The last way that a family should approach a funeral is under stress after having recently lost a loved one, but that’s often the way things work when people don’t plan ahead. 

Funeral preplanning begins by knowing what you want in a funeral service. For example, if you want something simple, go with cremation followed by a memorial service of some kind. If you wish to have the comfort of traditional funeral procedures, try to pay for them in advance or start saving money to go towards it so your family can handle the expenses when they come in at a later date. 

You should be able to learn everything you need to know about final services from the funeral home you select. Funeral homes are supposed to be transparent about their costs on their services. You can get a list of every service and its cost or a list of packages that you can choose between to help you figure out what direction you want to move in. Once you get the information you need, you are able to look things over and make important decisions. You could even include your family in the discussion to see what services they would find the most helpful once you pass on.  

If you are looking for a North Las Vegas, NV funeral home, consider calling Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services for help. Give us a call at (702) 485-6500 and we’ll answer your questions about the options and give you some things to think about so you can start making decisions. You can also see our funeral director in person at 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147 where we can show you around and describe certain processes and procedures to you. We’re here to help you get things in order to protect your family from emotional spending on services you don’t want. 

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